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Wonderful, funny, sad, everthing from real life !
on 24 May 2012
We germans have our "Ballermann" on Mallorca, you british obviously Benidorm. Both dreadful: skyscrapers, alcohol without end (all-inclusive, if you know what I mean), better stay at the pool than to explore the wonderful nature. But this series is a funny study rich in detail and a good base for a good tv-show.
Meet the Garveys with their horrible grandma at the pool, no good word for all the other tourists, laugh with the gays Gavin and Troy about the other tourists and be surprised about the swinger couple Donald and Jaqueline. Mateo - the only spanish man in the series (even if the actor is a born italian) - is everytime on the way to win the hearts of the beautiful women (and perhaps some more). And all these stories at the hotel-pool, in the ugly town of Benidorm, in the Karaoke-bar of the hotel or at the entirely crowded beach. This is a serie peppered with a lot of preconceptions and self-mockery. And that's the reason I love british comedy-series (you can't find such quality-comedy in germany, bah).
The first three series are more pure comedy-series, in the fourth and fifth series - with the changing of some of the characters - comes some serious scenes. But don't be affright: it's funny from begin to end. And I hope you will not regret the money for this box-set.
This is the complete box-set, all five series, both specials and all the extras. I hope there will be a sixth serie soon...